Now’s a good time—so good, so good, so good—to dig into the rich history of Neil Diamond's iconic tune.
Britney Spears’s songs, music videos, and live performances defined an era and inspired an entire generation of future pop stars.
The Backstreet Boys’ 1999 smash “I Want It That Way,” which celebrates its 25th anniversary in April 2024, is among the definitive songs—if not the definitive song—of the ’90s teen-pop explosion.
The theremin—a spooky instrument that scored the biggest sci-fi films of the 1950s—was invented by accident.
The Beatles helped bring backmasking to the mainstream, but here are a few classic tracks that may (or may not) feature hidden messages, too.
You may have never heard the phrase “gated reverb,” but you've most definitely heard the effect. And you can thank Phil Collins for that.
It involves one man’s obsession with Peter Pan, the Emily Brontë novel ‘Wuthering Heights,’ and Meat Loaf.
Nearly a half-century after its release, Queen’s classic “mock opera”—a favorite of Wayne and Garth’s—is still regularly cited as one of the greatest songs ever recorded.
On January 16, 1988, Tina Turner performed for approximately 188,000 fans at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—and made history.
The classic labor song "Which Side Are You On?" was born during the Harlan County Wars of the 1930s.
The former model and ex-wife of music legends George Harrison and Eric Clapton made music history in her own right.
Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley occasionally impersonated each other in concerts—here’s the proof.
With their fifth and final album, 1983’s 'Synchronicity,' The Police were on the verge of something big.
The composer suffered from hearing loss and a number of mysterious ailments before his death at age 56. His hair is providing some answers.
Burlington, Vermont’s Higher Ground has a long history of producing iconic concert posters in collaboration with local arts organizations.
On New Year’s Eve, after the ball has dropped, revelers queue up "Auld Lang Syne"—that song that makes you cry, even though you don’t understand it and know almost none of the words.
The debate about banning “Baby It’s Cold Outside” rages on, but it’s not the only problematic Christmas carol to land on the do-not-play list.
"Carol of the Bells" was adapted from the Ukrainian composition “Shchedryk,” a New Year’s ballad that doubled as a cry for independence in the aftermath of World War I.
Band Aid's charity song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" enlisted everyone from Sting to Bananarama, but its efforts to help the Ethiopian famine didn't go exactly as planned.
When he was an 18-year-old sophomore at Williams College, Stephen Sondheim satirized college life with a musical about a fraternity that tries to swap out philanthropy for more parties.
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday, December 8, 1980, John Lennon was gunned down in front of his New York City apartment building by an obsessed fan. This is the story of the days leading up to that tragedy.